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The Giving Tree 2019

The Giving Tree Appeal 2019 has launched!

This is a chance for the wonderful people of Reading to show their generosity and help local vulnerable, sick and disadvantaged children by buying them a gift this Christmas. or making a donation to the appeal via

For some children, a gift from the annual appeal (which is now in its 23rd year) may be the only present they have to open on Christmas Day. Thanks to your help, Connect Reading, who organises and manages the appeal, last year distributed over  2,500 gifts to local children via 17 local organisations and charity partners – and this year hope to help many more.

Local businesses (who are members of Connect Reading) are also supporting the appeal and hosting trees at their offices for their employees and visitors – these include Apex Plaza, Green Park, Novotel, Pepsico, Thames Water, Britannia Pharmaceuticals, Oracle Corporation, Holiday Inn Reading South, and Wipro.
Public trees are available at The Oracle and Broad Street Mall - please ensure if you buy a gift, you return it to The Oracle by Friday 13th December in order for us to get the gifts out to the charities before Christmas.

If you or your business would like to become a member and take part in 2020, please contact us at, or give us a call.




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